Languages in Contact: Error Analysis of Italian Children's Compositions in a Multilingual Context

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Languages in Contact: Error Analysis of Italian Children's Compositions in a Multilingual Context
Abstract
Children of Italian immigrants in Montreal are in contact with many languages and kinds of speech. French and English are used publicly, formal Italian is studied in heritage classes, a dialect of the family's region of origin is used at home, and a kind of koine is frequently used in interactions with other Italian immigrants. The contact of these languages produces various kinds of interferences. These lead a child to make errors when he tries to use the Standard Italian code. The author examined children's compositions for errors which in turn were analysed and classified. The causes of these errors are investigated and statistics are presented to indicate the frequency of errors or the power of various causes.
Type
Master's Thesis
University
McGill University
Place
Montreal
Date
1991
Language
en
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Samperi-Mangan, Jacqueline. “Languages in Contact: Error Analysis of Italian Children’s Compositions in a Multilingual Context.” Master’s Thesis, McGill University, 1991. http://www.collectionscanada.gc.ca/obj/thesescanada/vol1/QMM/TC-QMM-60594.pdf.
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